An applicant will be expected to score the necessary points for the application and have an offer of a place on a course of studies and must meet the following criteria:
- Have been offered a place at a UK higher education institution which is a Home-Office licensed Sponsor
- Have a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) number from your UK educational institution
- Meet minimum financial requirements to live, pay tuition, and cover expenses while in the UK
- Have proof of English language proficiency (there are some exceptions)
In addition, they will need to meet certain general requirements and criteria. Some dependants are allowed to join a student in the UK.